School Details

Virgil Middle School

152 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 368-2800
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1215 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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80%
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52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
41%
50%
36%
44%
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0%
19%
31%
63%
78%
85%
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52%
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57%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Virgil Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Virgil Middle School is James Kodani and can be contacted at james.kodani@lausd.net. 1,215 children attend Virgil Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Filipino, and Asian. 28% of the Virgil Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 85% of the 1,215 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Virgil Middle School is 16:1. Monsenor Oscar Romero Charter Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 73%
Filipino 7% 2%
Asian 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 0.7% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 646343%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 75%
Limited English proficiency 28% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    On May 14 2014 a student attending Virgil Middle School in east Hollywood severely afflicted with Autism disappeared from the campus. This went unnoticed by teachers and staff until the boys classmate kept repeating the missing boy's name. Finally when it was realized that the classmate was trying to alert his teachers that his friend was missing the boys whereabouts were questioned and it was discovered that the boy went missing. Hours later the Autistic boy was found by a good Samaritan on a bus in CULVER CITY who contacted the Culver City Police. Turns out the boy walked right out of the front door of Virgil Middle School right under the nose of administrators who were standing outside "supervising". A television reported called the school the next day and tried to speak with the principal James Kodani or the vice-Principal William Gurr or even the Special Ed. Coordinator Talene Hachikian. None of these individuals were willing to comment about what happened. When the television reporter from Telemundo 52 contacted LAUSD they were told they were going to conduct an "investigation". The story was aired by Telemundo 52 the next day on the 11pm newscast.

  • (1 year ago)

    A STUDENT DISAPPEARED FROM THIS SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY MAY 14 2014. FOUND HOURS LATER IN CULVER CITY.

  • (5 years ago)

    i went to that school for 1 year and teachers are awsome... the teacher i most like was mr. nemiroff

  • (5 years ago)

    Virgil Middle School has the most wonderful teachers! My son loves his teachers who enable him to reach his potential! However according to the teachers they do not feel supported by the current Principal and the morale is low. Other than the Principal the teachers are #1

  • (5 years ago)

    Virgil Middle School is one of the best places in Los Angeles for learning. The students have so much potential. And the teachers there are so dedicated to making a difference! Their AVID program is just one example. The bottom line is that the teachers are motivating students to learn and get a taste of the possibilities that are out there. It's exciting to see this enthusiasm and dedication (on the part of both teachers as well as students)! I would love for Virgil to be recognized - because the students and teachers there deserve it so!

  • (5 years ago)

    Biggest mistake I ever made going to this stupid school.Clearly I have no life and the rest of my classmates are just a pain in the butt.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has plenty of nice smart well cared teachers and some of the students are well not friendly in a word. A lot of fights and dangers happen and I wish it can stop the more I go. But from an academic point of view we are smart kids with great power of knowledge.

  • (6 years ago)

    As an eight grader I say the school has improved alot over the last two years.

  • (7 years ago)

    as a former student i say it was not a very good school. the teachers need to let students work together more.

  • (7 years ago)

    Virgil is a great school alot of people say we are bad kids and we don't know nothing. Thats all lies!!! We learn and yeah we are not the richest school but we rewspect our territory! we aren't ashamed we represent virgil. And we do have after school activities like cheer drill soccer basketball football softball hip-hop and many other things. So before people people talk they need to go to our and see that we are not bad. We have respect for our school and others need to have respect for us!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is ok but i dont think its the teachers fault that students are failing...its the students fault because i see alot of students that doesnt want to study and not interested in learning

  • (7 years ago)

    All of the teachers are nice. We might be cheap but at least our students learn. The students and parents have great activities for everyone. You may think that we are in a bad area but we are not. We are still in the best district. Some of our activities are Builders Club the L.A. Marathon Orchestra Wood shop Technology Water Balloon fights Junior Olympics and the Spelling Bees. Thank you.

  • (8 years ago)

    Virgil is not the greatest school some teachers are good but some just don't care. The students don't respect the rules test scores are bad. But yet they have a very good orchestra well known around LA. Virgil is not the best option for your kids think about there safety please.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is one of the cheapest school ever. The teachers don't respect students this school 'likes' tracks more than others. Virgil middle school is a bad school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Virgil middle school has a lot of extracurricular activities. The sports program is very good and they are one of the best in downtown LA. Its probably not in the best side of the city but the people are nice the administration is very welcoming and the teachers are very good. the art department is excellent and when I studied here the art department had a lot of projects and they were very good. Parents are always encouraged to get involved and they do a good job in the PTA.

  • (11 years ago)

    More needs to be done to keep the school clean and in terms of discipline it feels like there is no school wide effort to enforce the school rules. Teachers genuinely care for their students but then again there is no school vision.

  • (12 years ago)

    This is a great school its not in the best area but teachers are very good. The school has many activities for both parents and students.

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